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Discovery Cube Orange County

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Address: 2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-6600
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+1 714-542-2823
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Imaginations twist and fly through more than 100 hands-on exhibits at...

Imaginations twist and fly through more than 100 hands-on exhibits at Discovery Cube OC (previously Discovery Science Center). Take the Eco Challenge and become a green superhero, feel the power of a real rocket engine "launch" and explore the inner workings of a two-story tall dinosaur! Traveling exhibits and annual events such as Spooky Science and Science of Gingerbread throughout the year ensure that there is always something new to discover.

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Good for young children

Affordable and good place for young children, ages 2-8 probably best. Easy to spend a few hours there before nap for little ones.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Escondido, California
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Orange, California
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to take your kids or grandkids to learn about science in a fun educational environment. Well organized and geared to keep you entertained.

Thank numberboy
Escondido, California
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64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Affordable and good place for young children, ages 2-8 probably best. Easy to spend a few hours there before nap for little ones.

Thank tsgil
Anaheim, California
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The discovery cube did exactly what it sets out to do it had an impact on us, we were inspired and thanks to the recycling center we were very educated. Many things we learned we will be taking home and applying to our lives on a daily basis. If you live locally and can revisit the prices for membership cannot... More 

1 Thank Linda F
Orange County, California
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a fun place with some great exhibits that teach a lot, but there isn't too much to keep the adults entertained so make sure you bring your kids/nieces and nephews.

Thank thedannyman
Santa Ana, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing place yo see. Science is all the way. At first I was skeptical about this place, but once I got inside I was blown away. From earthquake and tornado s very interesting. They have a section where you can see how your food is digest after you have eaten your meal. So cool! Definitely a place... More 

1 Thank ramonamarquez
Laguna Niguel, California
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122 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This was nice to visit the first time but the novelty wore off within the first year of membership. Exhibits seemed to be recycled very year and so much traffic to get there. I recommend this place to families who have little ones that need to blow off steam as there are many activities for them to partake in. Many... More 

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Princeville, Hawaii
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94 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We had four generations of family members from 1 years old to over 70 and everyone had a good time. A bit pricey but not compared to Disneyland. The food in the cafe was very healthy and creative.

Thank Don H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This place is always enjoyable me and my grandchildren. The exhibits are interesting and enjoyable. There is always lots to experience.

Thank Edward B
orange county california
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

While the kids -7 and 4 - enjoyed their first visit, the Turtles exhibit was kind of a dud, and a lot of the hockey stuff didn't work or wasn't open. It seems like the whole place needs an update. Plus the kids who work there need more training and info on the exhibits.

Thank cb1756
Visalia, California
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Such a wonderful experience for young and old. They have two levels of excitement. I loved the grocery store upstairs learned a little myself. Kids loved the cooking class, a must if you have little chiefs. It's an extra fee but still a lot of fun. The dinosaur dig out side was so interactive and educational. Great stop when your... More 

1 Thank Joy932772002

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